Sheffield – a Vision for Our City

SOAR Community has joined with many other charities and partners across Sheffield to prepare and launch an exciting new document – Vision for Our City.

The Sheffield Social Leaders Network has been brought together by Voluntary Action Sheffield (VAS) to prepare and promote this document, which has many ambitions and exciting aims and commitments.

Top Award for Memory Café Staff

The Parson Cross Forum’s memory café is a great facility that has changed the lives of many people who are living with dementia, but now the ladies who organise these wonderful sessions have been honoured for their work.

Louise Ashmore, Louise Askew and Norma Ashmore were recently nominated by their local city councillors to receive the Women’s Centenary Award in recognition of the valuable contribution they have made to their local community.

Prestigious Award for Longley 4G Centre Co-ordinator

Longley 4G Centres Co-ordinator Louise Garretty has received a prestigious award for her commitment and hard work in helping the community in Longley.

She was one of over 50 women who attended a special ceremony at the Town Hall with Lord Mayor Anne Murphy to mark the contribution of women across society almost 100 years to the day since the right to vote was extended following the Suffragettes’ campaign.

SOAR’s Story: Management Information System & Social Prescribing

Have you ever wondered how SOAR keeps track of the work that our various different departments carry out?

This video tells you a bit more about our management information system (Called CLIVE!), why we decided to start using it, and the challenges and opportunities that it brings to an organisation like SOAR Community.

We’ve been working in partnership with Sheffield Futures to implement the CLIVE system within our social prescribing service over the last two years.

Chapeltown Springboard Social Cafes prove a real hit!

The popular Springboard Social Cafes are continuing in Chapeltown!

These sessions – supported by SOAR Community and Mind Sheffield – are a great way to get out and about, meet new people and build confidence and self-esteem.

The sessions in Chapeltown are held at the 82nd Chapeltown Scout Hall on Burncross Road, S35 1RX every fortnight from May 22 from 10am-4pm.

A Day in the life of Sofeena Aslam, SOAR Development Worker

SOAR Development Worker Sofeena Aslam works hard to organise and run many different events. She took time out to tell us about a typical day.

9am: I come in to work and do the most important job of checking my emails (obviously after a cup of tea).

9.20am: I set my targets of jobs to be done in the day on a typical day I am quite often running a group/course.

SOAR Works Tenant Profile – Intercare Services

Intercare Services is a not-for-profit domiciliary care service in Sheffield, based in SOAR Works Enterprise Centre.

They offer a wide range of personal care and support to people over the age of 18 in their own home. Their mission is to provide outstanding care and support to all their service users, to enable them to live as independently as possible, and to lead their own lives in their own environment and within the community.

PROM: Helping SOAR to measure success and impact

Our social prescribing service is an important part of helping make a positive difference to people’s lives, but measuring it’s success can sometimes be difficult.

That’s why we teamed up with the University of Sheffield’s School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) to find ways to measure the impact and success of our work with social prescribing.

Memory Café going from strength to strength

Parson Cross Community Development Forum’s Forget Me Not Memory Café is going from strength to strength.

The café has now been running for ten months and is aimed at supporting people with early stage memory loss and their carers.

It’s funded by People Keeping Well in their Community Southey Owlerton Partnership and SOAR and delivered by the staff and volunteers of Parson Cross Forum, and has become a very popular and much needed service within the area with around 40 people attending each week.